This is a reprint of an article that originally appeared in The Silicon Review.
“What makes Lingotek unique is their track record of building, powering and managing the most successful and vibrant brands in the world.”
Lingotek, The Translation Network is a cloud-based translation services provider, offering translation management software and professional linguistic services. They are the leader in collaborative translation technology with an innovative cloud translation management system (TMS) that uses computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools to facilitate faster, more efficient, language translation. Their multilingual application program interfaces (API) and connectors’ pair with the industry’s top enterprise applications to automate and integrate the translation process. Lingotek has created integrations for Content Management Systems (CMS), Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM), Marketing Automation, eCommerce Platforms, Knowledge Bases, Product and Support Documentation, Social Business Software, Desktop Files, and Software Localization. In addition, Lingotek offers language services using a global network of over 5,000 professional linguists.
Lingotek's Language Services establish the business process and technical foundation for high quality world-ready multilingual communication. The skill and expertise of the translators as well as their proven process of translation, matched with the exacting standards of the translation project managers, make Lingotek a winning combination.
Your company and their professional translators both benefit from their cloud-based linguistic assets like glossaries, translation memories, and style guides. These assets help linguists immediately get up to speed on the specific terminology and special translation requirements of your industry. Having immediate, real-time access to these accurate, up-to-date localization assets guarantees the consistency and quality of your translations.
Lingotek has an interesting corporate history. Tell us how the company got started.
Lingotek was founded in 2006 and is funded by In-Q-Tel and Signal Peak Ventures. In-Q-Tel is a strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community.
First Product? a Saas Collaborative Translation Platform
Lingotek's Collaborative Translation Platform brings together advanced technologies including machine translation, translation memories, and terminology management together in one interface to manage the translation of the content. Its web-based Collaborative Translation Platform was used by global organizations, intelligence agencies and government entities to save time on projects ranging from a few pages to several volumes.
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Version 5.0 was introduced in January 2009 and has had many successes and has been used by multiple companies. In March 2009, Lingotek was chosen by the Library of Congress to manage the translation of 1 million words from the World Digital Library, allowing for availability of these materials in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Lingotek provides translation technology and language services for some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, in a wide variety of industries and services including government, technology, finance, telecom, travel, and education. Their clients include departments in the U.S. Government and several large Fortune 500 companies.
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The Lingotek management team brings decades of experience and a history of managerial and entrepreneurial success. Their executives have stellar track records of combining technical expertise with business insight to develop innovative products that solve problems and enact positive change. It has a CEO, CFO, and Vice Presidents of Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Business Development and Sales. The company has approximately 70 employees in offices in Lehi, Utah; Washington DC; and London, UK.
Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO
As President and CEO of Lingotek, Rob is driving the vision of a company that is looking to change the future of translation. Prior to being named president of Lingotek in 2008, Vandenberg served as its vice president of sales and marketing where he was a source of guidance and inspiration. Prior to Lingotek, Rob headed up several successful ventures. He was co-founder and CEO of LocalVoice.com, which was acquired by HarrisConnect in 2005. He was named vice president of sales and marketing for HarrisConnect after the acquisition. Before his work with LocalVoice.com and HarrisConnect, he was one of the first 20 U.S. employees at INTERSHOP Communications, where he helped build its worldwide clientele as a top performing sales executive.
Ron Heinz, Director of the Board
With over three decades in the information technology market, Ron is the co-founder of Signal Peak Ventures and former Managing Director of Canopy Ventures since 2006. With more than two decades in the technology business, Mr. Heinz was the CEO of Helius, Inc. a Canopy portfolio company prior to assuming his current role. From 2000 to 2003, Ron was the CEO of Phobos Corporation, a Utah-based technology company that was acquired by SonicWALL of Sunnyvale, California (SNWL). Post-merger, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Vice President at SonicWALL. Prior to Phobos, Mr. Heinz spent 12 years at Novell Inc., serving as a Corporate Officer and Sr. He received a Bachelor of Science in finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in finance from American University. He has also participated in postgraduate work at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
“Linogtek's industry-leading technology pairs with the best enterprise applications to continuously push dynamic multilingual content to all of your global markets.”
Language is social. It connects people and ideas. But what happens when it stops connecting, slows down, and goes offline? What happens when your global audience is left in the dark because your translations are stuck in someone’s inbox?
With the Translation Network, Lingotek makes your content accessible to your customers globally. By connecting your company with our technology and translators, we connect your ideas with the world. Lingotek makes going global possible.
Cloud Based Translation is Faster, Easier & More Efficient
Lingotek revolutionized the translation industry with its cloud-based networked translation technology. With Lingotek, you get an enterprise-grade, end-to-end solution that you control. Bring your translation workflow into the 21st century and get out from under the old-school, on-premise, traditional IT, and proxy architectures that slow you down and increase your costs with budget-busting implementation processes and ongoing maintenance.
Agile Software That Offers Scalability and Responsive IT
Our next-generation technology continuously delivers multilingual content and scalability to meet your increasing needs for more content, storage, and translation management. Lingotek’s cloud-based technology can extract large amounts of data and scale to any project size on the fly. With our agile software, Lingotek can be more responsive and can match your evolving requirements with fast IT.
Seamless Integration With Your Applications
Seamless integration with your enterprise applications and our translation management system lets you upload source content for translation, have it automatically translated, and download the translated content back into your original application.
Automated Workflows Put Your Translations on Autopilot
Put your translations on autopilot with customizable workflows that let you trigger actions throughout the project lifecycle. From notifying a reviewer when a translation is ready for review, to reporting project status to an external system, the Lingotek rules engine brings AI-like capabilities to your workflow.
Continuous, Real-Time Collaboration for Round-the-Clock Translation
With a vast network of translators working in our powerful cloud-based translation management system, you get continuous, round the clock translation and real-time collaboration.
Centralized File Management Gives You Control Over Your Content
Out-of-the-box integrations with popular CMS, CRM, marketing automation, knowledge bases, and social business software means your information resides in your system, giving you visibility, access, security, and control of your files and information.
Scalable File Storage to Match Your Growth
Our cloud-based Translation Network offers scalability that auto-scales to increased volume levels, without no additional charge for more file storage. It can scale as your usage grows.
Secure Your Information With Controlled Access to Files
Content stored in the Lingotek cloud is fully secured and kept private to your organization. Role-based authorization ensures that users only see information if they have been granted access by your project administrator.
Lingotek offers a wide range of translation solutions to its customers. Whether you are in the enterprise or federal space, or want our world-class translation services team to take care of your localization for you, Lingotek offers corporate and global translation solutions that are custom tailored for your needs.
Lingotek | The Translation Network is a cloud-based translation services provider, offering translation management software and professional linguistic services. We are the leader in collaborative translation technology with an innovative cloud translation management system (TMS) that uses computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools to facilitate faster, more efficient, language translation. Lingotek was the first to introduce cloud-based TMS technology to the United States in 2006 with the launch of a fully online, web-based, computer-assisted translation (CAT) system that pioneered the integration of translation memories (TM) with main-frame powered machine translation (MT). Our multilingual application program interfaces (API) and connectors pair with the industry’s top enterprise applications to automate and integrate the translation process. They include:
Customers can use their own language services providers (LSP) and linguists, or our global network of 5,000+ professional linguists. Lingotek is based in Lehi, Utah in the area known as Silicon Slopes.
Signal Peak Ventures is a Salt Lake-based venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage technology investments in the Intermountain region. The firm was established as Signal Peak in 2011 after the spin out of Canopy Ventures venture capital team and the acquisition of portfolio investments in ten other companies. The Signal Peak team has extensive experience in sourcing, executing, managing, and divesting venture capital stakes across the Intermountain region.
In-Q-Tel is a strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community's critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community.
Lingotek works with some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, in a wide variety of industries and services including government, technology, finance, telecom, travel, and education. Our clients include departments in the U.S. Government and several large Fortune 500 companies. Here are some of the Customers that are trusting their translation processes with the Lingotek Translation Network.
We also work with a growing network of Partners--service providers, digital agencies, open sources technologies, and other strategically selected companies--to meet the unique translation requirements of our customers.
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Utah Business Book of Lists Top Telecom & Technology Software Developers 201
Utah Best in State Language Services 201
Silicon Review List of Inspiring 100 Companies 201
Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry - EContent 201
Top 30 Drupal Contributor 201
Top Translation Services Company 2016 - PFin
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Edison Award Finalist 201
CIO Microsoft 100 Solution Providers CIO Review 201
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Gartner Cool Vendor of the Year 201
Oracle Gold Partner 201
Stevie Award Best New Product or Service of the Year SaaS Category 201
Most Innovative New Product Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum 2006
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